Monday, January 31, 2011

Scrap Our Stash

When Denise at LaLa's World first mentioned Project 2011 and scrapping our stash, I felt I could do it easily. After all I have enough cardstock, paper, adhesive, ribbon and embellishments to keep me busy for years. Unfortunately it only took nine days for me to forget I wasn't supposed to buy anything. I went to Joanne's to look for something and ended up buying seven 8x8 paper pads on clearance. Then I won two RAKs on blog hops and received big boxes of goodies. So even though I made 14 layouts in January, I must sadly report that I have more scrappy stuff than I started with.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Toys & Fun

Above are the January 1st sketch from Stuck?! and the layout I made. The photos are of some of my co-workers and the fun we had pre-Christmas 2010.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

LOVE 1924 STYLE - part 2

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Based on the sketch at The Paper Variety, this layout is two more weddings from May 1924.  The photo on the left is my grandmother's brother Paul and his wife Catherine, the same couple who were attendants at grandma's wedding earlier in the month. The photo on the right is grandma's sister Amelia and her husband Mike. It's fun to see the styles from the 1920s.

LOVE 1924 STYLE - part 1

This layout is of my grandparents wedding in 1924. Picture are Catherine (Paul's fiancee), Paul (brother of the bride), Rose (sister of the bride, seated), Frances (bride) and Fred (groom). Got to love the hats. Based on the January 15th Sketch at Stuck! and entered also at Scrappin-n-chattin.


This layout is based on the sketch 97 at The Scrappiest . I was recently lucky enough to meet online distant cousin who had scanned all the photos in my great-aunt's album. I had all 105 pictures printed and was excited that this photo was taken at my grandparents' house according to the caption. Then I discovered a few problems. My grandparents married in 1924. The boys in the picture appear to be between 3 and 6 years old while the names are for a child born in 1914 and one who doesn't exist. So who is in the picture? This layout also works for the white background challenge at the yahoo group scrappin-n-chattin

Thursday, January 13, 2011

love . .

This is the current sketch at Frosted Designs. The current challenge at The Paper Variety is to use Pink, Black and/or white only. 

I paired the challenges to make this layout from my cousin's wedding in 1977. Pam and John are the parents of Angela from my earlier post.

Really Reasonable Ribbon

Really Reasonable Ribbon is celebrating their one year blogoversary. Check out their blog to enter. While there check out their catalog too.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Year of the Rabbit

When Pink Cricut announced on Imagine Nation Monday that the theme was Chinese New Year and that 2011 was the year of the rabbit I immediately knew what layout I wanted to make. My father raised rabbits for years when I was a child, but I only have these 4 pictures which were developed in February 1960. I used the pagoda cricut cartridge to make the temple and dragon.

This layout also will be entered in the Scrappin-n-cattin challenge to use the words New or Year in the title.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

First Layout of 2011

I finally got my mojo back and created my first layout for 2011. This is my cousin's daughter Angela. Angela's wedding photographer had a contest for the favorite out of the photographer's top 20 pictures. I'm happy to say Angela's picture won. This layout is for the Scrappin-n-chattin challenge to use a white background.

Mickey Font Giveaway

Carol at Happy Expressions is having a birthday and offering blog candy. Head over to her blog, look around, become a follower and be inspired.

Blog Candy Alert

Head over to Snoopy's Homemade Fun and check out the awesome blog candy.
While there become a follower and get some inspiration.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sweet Magnolia Rose Giveaway

Sweet Magnolia Rose is having a grand opening giveaway.  Visit her blog before February 14th for a chance to win a Cricut Expression and 3 cartridges.

Glitter Giveaway

Meyer Imports is having giveaways for the month of January. This week it's for a set of five new glitter crystals. This stuff looks amazing. Be sure to check out their blog.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. For those making resolutions, you might want to head over to Denise's blog (Lala's World) and join her Project 2011 Scrap our Stash. I know I need to use up some of my paper and embellies.